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You said yes to the bride. Now, grab onto this maid of honor duties list to become the best MOH ever!

Jewelry fittings! Woohoo! Yes, it's part of the maid of honor duties.

Jewelry fittings! Woohoo! Yes, it’s part of the maid of honor duties.

This Uber complete maid of honor duties list is a Must Have before, during and after the ceremony.

Here’s the short of it: planning the bachelorette party and bridal shower, lead the bridesmaids, being the goto person on the wedding day, giving a speech and help the bride change into her send off clothes! Yep! And it’s not over! So, if you’ve been chosen as the MOH, bookmark this page with the maid of honor duties list that will make you the best bestie ever!

Where do the Maid of Honor Duties Originate?

Centuries ago, the maid of honor role was fulfilled by the mother of the bride or a person close to the bride whose function was to escort and protect her on her way to the wedding ceremony. I guess it always sounds like the bride needed defending from something, right? Well, in this case, the threat was real. Brides would wear their best garb, jewels and valuables thus becoming the target of thieves. The maid of honor task was to avoid these attacks.

Times changed, but the maid of honor is as important as in the past. She may not have to battle robbers but she still has to get the bride to the ceremony safe and sound.



The maid of honor duties vary from bride to bride. She may just help organize the bachelorette party or lead the bridesmaids, throw the bridal shower and bachelorette party and assist the bride at all times before, during and after the wedding.

As a maid of honor you get to help the bride pick the bridesmaids dresses and your own.

As a maid of honor you get to help the bride pick the bridesmaids dresses and your own.

Maid of honor duties: always be supportive of your bride. Nashville, TN.

Maid of honor duties: always be supportive of your bride. Nashville, TN.

The Maid of Honor Duties List!

Do you want to rock your maid of honor duties? Then sit down and talk to the bride and ask her exactly what she expects from you.

Some brides will expect you to show up on the day of the wedding, others will want you to support them all the way through and most, somewhere in between.

Planning a wedding is not an easy task. The work is endless, it could demand long hours and piles of decision-making and it’s often exhausting (but definitely satisfactory!) Therefore, the MOH is essential in supporting the bride at all times.

Anyway, your bestie may not know all that you could help her with, so here is the list of maid of honor duties divided into before, during and after the wedding ceremony. Take note!

As the maid of honor you will be walking a lot so make sure to break in your shoes.

As the maid of honor you will be walking a lot so make sure to break in your shoes.

Digging the flower crowns on the wedding party.

Digging the flower crowns on the wedding party. Order yours from Smyrna, Delaware at Etsy!

Maid of Honor Duties Before the Wedding Ceremony

  • Be the bride’s right hand and help her select some wedding details like theme, colors and the like.
  • Accompany the bride gown shopping. As the maid of honor, you will be one of the few people who get to see the wedding dress before the ceremony, and hopefully sip some champagne at the fittings. 😉
  • Help choose the bridesmaids’ outfit look (and your own)
  • Lead the bridesmaids and coordinate their tasks. You’ve got to have a squad to help you handwrite those place cards.
Ask the bridesmaids to help you put together a fab bridal shower.

Ask the bridesmaids to help you put together a fab bridal shower.

  • Cake and food tasting! Yum!
  • Spread the word to let the guests know where the bride and groom are registered.
  • Top in the maid of honor duties list is the planning of the bridal shower. If nothing else, this one is a must. Remember to write down who gifted what and help the bride write the thank you notes.
  • Plan and host the bachelorette party with the bridesmaids’ help, of course. Have tons of fun!
  • Prepare the maid of honor speech.
  • Attend pre-wedding events. You are going to need a wardrobe!
Make sure to spend some time having fun with your bestie before the big day!

Make sure to spend some time having fun with your bestie before the big day!

Not everything is chores - it is also parteee!

Not everything is chores – it is also parteee!



Maid of Honor Duties the Day of the Ceremony

On the wedding day, your goal is to keep the bride relaxed and happy. Be the best maid of honor you could be by blocking any pesky or stressful guests that want to take a peek at the bride before the ceremony. You know the kind. 😉

  • Welcome guests and keep everyone organized and under control.
  • If there is no wedding planner or day of planner, your duties will also include being the primary contact for vendors and family members alike.
  • Keep the wedding party (and the bride) hydrated. And make sure the bride eats something. She may be too nervous, but at least, feed her a light snack.
  • Arm yourself of an emergency kit. Chocolate chip cookies, Tums, Tylenol, bandaids, clear nail polish, and perfume could come in handy. Be creative and proactive!
  • The maid of honor helps the bride get dressed. Plan ahead and lay out all the pieces such as stockings, dress, underwear, jewelry, veil before you start. There’s nothing more stressful than trying to find things at the last minute.
Maid of honor getting the bridal gown ready.

Maid of honor getting the bridal gown ready.

Part of the maid of honor duties are to make sure the toasting flutes, the guest book and pens and the wedding favors are at the reception venue.

Part of the maid of honor duties are to make sure the toasting flutes, the guest book and pens and the wedding favors are at the reception venue.

  • Guard the groom’s ring. Put it on your thumb so you don’t lose it. You will have to hand it over at the ceremony.
  • Make sure the toasting flutes, the guest book and pens and the wedding favors are at the reception venue.
  • Arrange the bride’s train and veil before she walks down the aisle.
  • Don’t forget to hold the bride’s bouquet during the ceremony.
  • You may even be one of the witnesses to sign the marriage license!
Don't forget to accessorize in style. Italian lobster clasp fastening pouch with freshwater pearls.

Don’t forget to accessorize in style. Italian lobster clasp fastening pouch with freshwater pearls.

Lavender soaps for bridal shower favors by BrowniesandGinger. Ringwood, New Jersey.

Lavender soaps for bridal shower favors by BrowniesandGinger. Ringwood, New Jersey.

Maid of Honor Duties After the Wedding Ceremony

Your maid of honor duties do not end when the wedding ceremony does. Here are a few more!

    • It’s time to have the bride change for the reception. Some brides will have very little to go though and others may change the entire outfit. There’s one more (and final) change of clothes for the bride and that’s before the send-off. Yes, you gotta help there too and pack her clothes so she can take them home.
    • Some guests will bring a gift to the reception and, yes, you need to collect them and safeguard them until you can deliver them to the newlyweds.
    • Give the most funny or heartfelt MOH speech ever!
You are the maid of honor. Celebrate it and treat yourself to a long sleeved bodysuit and tulle skirt separates. Handmade in Philadelphia.

You are the maid of honor. Celebrate it and treat yourself to a long sleeved bodysuit and tulle skirt separates. Handmade in Philadelphia.

  • Make sure the bride and groom eat their dinner. Otherwise, have the catering company put together a doggy bag for them to enjoy on their way to the honeymoon.
  • Go parteeeee!!
  • Announce when it’s time to cut the cake, or throw the bouquet and make sure everyone is present.
  • Finally, collect the keepsakes the bride requested after the reception and take them home.

Above all, remember that you have a bridal squad handy, coordinate and delegate as needed! Keep in mind that to be the best maid of honor ever, you have to speak up (nicely) when things are getting to be too much for you.

Stand out and look as glam as ever with a V-neck floor length sleeveless sequined gold maid of honor dress.

Stand out and look as glam as ever with a V-neck floor length sleeveless sequined gold maid of honor dress.

Does the Maid of Honor Pay for the Bachelorette Party?

Yes. and for the bridal shower as well. Of course, if this is beyond your means, talk to the bride. Nowadays, mostly everybody will help out and pitch in. Or check out these affordable rocking ideas to organize a fun and naughty bachelorette party.

Original ideas for the bridal shower that don't cost a fortune.

Original ideas for the bridal shower that don’t cost a fortune.

Does the Maid of Honor Get the Bride a Gift?

Actually, yes. That’s good etiquette. But if you are spending quite a bit in your maid of honor duties, think a sweet handwritten card, a picture frame with a photo of the two of you or craft something cheap but heart-felt. You can rest assured your friend is grateful for just your presence.

In love with this burgundy and rose gold halter neck sequined maxi maid of honor dress.

In love with this burgundy and rose gold halter neck sequined maxi maid of honor dress.

 

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Choosing your bridal squad – especially when there are more ladies than guests at your wedding – can demand a lot of tact and finesse. Follow these tips on how to choose bridesmaids – without offending anybody in the process!

It's time to choose bridesmaids for your wedding and you know you will have to cut some people from the list. Handle the process with finesse!

It’s time to choose bridesmaids for your wedding and you know you will have to cut some people from the list. Handle the process with finesse!

It’s time to choose bridesmaids for your wedding and, as the bride, you know you will have to turn down some of your besties or family members for the part.

Picking someone as a bridesmaid is a public acknowledgment of how much they mean to you. Yes, even if some of the people in your wedding party were chosen because you had to, your framily won’t see it that way. And you have to be aware that it’s hard for both the bride and those around her to know that another was chosen for the position.

So, unless you only have a very small group of close friends, a very small guest list, or you have decided not to have bridesmaids, – but if this was the case, you wouldn’t be reading this article, am i right? – check out how to choose bridesmaids for your wedding without offending anybody (well.. almost anybody) 😉

Who Should be your Bridesmaid and What is She/He Supposed to do?

Once upon a time, the bridesmaids’ duties involved protecting the bride from evil spirits. Allegedly, these devilish entities tried to steal the bride’s happiness. To confuse them and avoid this tragedy, all the young single women in the village would surround the bride dressed up like her.



Superstitions aside, your bridal squad does not have to wear the same dress or be all young single females. Welcome one, welcome all ages, genders and marital status. Besides, mix and match outfits will look snatched and save them some money on a dress they will only wear once.

How many bridesmaids should i have? The answer to this and many more questions on how to choose bridesmaids for your wedding. Photo: bethanysmallphoto.

How many bridesmaids should i have? Photo: bethanysmallphoto.

So, who should be your bridesmaid? Those who are your closest friends and those you hold dear that show initiative, creativity, and willingness to help you with some tasks before, during and after the wedding.

Related: Find out all about the bridesmaid dress etiquette and what’s hot and what’s not!

After the wedding you say? Yes, they could help bring some of your gifts from the wedding venue to your future home, or strew rose petals over your honeymoon bed.

Glorious bridesmaid proposal cards with a gold spark.

Glorious bridesmaid proposal cards with a gold spark. Ask Casey from Highlands Ranch, Colorado to make yours!

How many Bridesmaids should I have?

While traditionally many calculate the number of bridesmaids – or bridesmen – according to the number of guests as if they were canapés, today’s answer is: the number you want.

We say, the limit is how many people you can fit flanking your sides at the wedding ceremony. We have seen couples with 30 bridesmaids and 30 groomsmen – it was a large church – and other couples who only had two or three and it was all equally beautiful.

Another thing to take into account when defining the number of bridesmaids, is how much of their time you will need. The greater the number of tasks, the larger the wedding party. You can not expect them to leave all their obligations aside to help you organize your wedding, right?

Loving these bridesmaid dresses in shades of green. Baltimore Wedding L Hewitt Photography.

Loving these bridesmaid dresses in shades of green. Baltimore Wedding L Hewitt Photography.

Ask your MOH to help you choose bridesmaids for your wedding that will get along and avoid unnecessary drama.

Ask your MOH to help you choose bridesmaids for your wedding that will get along and avoid unnecessary drama.

How Long before the Wedding do you Ask Bridesmaids?

The sooner the better. You want to allow for enough time for them to get their dresses and plan the bridal shower and the bachelorette party. The rule of the land says between 8 months to a year is spot on.



Are Bridesmaids Supposed to be Single?

No. This tradition has been dropped a long time ago. Bridesmaids can be married and have children. Only use it as an excuse if you are trying to cut some suitors off the list. 😉

Glitter and stars tulle socks. An uber original and fun gift for your bridesmaids!

Glitter and stars tulle socks from NYC. An uber original and fun gift for your bridesmaids. Get them here!

A robe always comes in handy when you and your bridesmaids are getting ready and they can always treasure it as a keepsake after the big event.

A robe always comes in handy when you and your bridesmaids are getting ready and they can always treasure it as a keepsake after the big event. Made in Lansing, North Carolina.

How to Choose Bridesmaids for your Wedding

First off, don’t get carried away by the moment and ask all your friends to be your bridesmaid when you call them to share the good news.

Take your time. Who do you really want by your side when you say your I dos? Or live forever in your wedding album? Create a list of potential candidates and draft only the most supportive and flexible friends.

Who Goes on the List?

Don’t limit yourself. Think of all your friends, they don’t have to be women. Consider including your sisters. Try to choose bridesmaids that get along well with each other. There is not need for added drama when planning your wedding, right?

Come up with a list of skills you would like them to have. You don’t have to justify your decision to anyone, but it’s easier if you have a reason to tell someone that they cannot be your bridesmaid.

Time to pick the besties that will help you walk down the aisle. Discover how to choose bridesmaids for your wedding without offending anyone.

Time to pick the besties that will help you walk down the aisle.

Consider Logistics when Picking your Bridesmaids

Yes, she is your best friend. But your bestie lives all the way across the country and you need your bridesmaids by your side. How else can they help you with planning tasks? You will both be better off if you give her another role to make her feel part of your big day.

Make sure they are responsible and punctual and do not feel obligated because you were a bridesmaid at their wedding.

Dusty blue is such a becoming color - your bridesmaids will love it - and perfect for this farm wedding.

Dusty blue is such a becoming color – your bridesmaids will love it – and perfect for this farm wedding. Photo: junebug weddings.

Avoid Losing Friends in the Wedding Planning Process

Have a clear Idea of what you will ask them to do, both physically and emotionally. If you need them to help you plan the wedding, call you every week, be there when you want to vent or just look pretty on the day of, be straightforward. It will save you loads of headaches later on and you could even lose a dear friend.

This bride knows who she wants in her wedding party. Discover how to choose bridesmaids for your wedding.

This bride knows who she wants in her wedding party.

Family Pressure to Choose Bridesmaids for your Wedding

Let’s be real. People have expectations that they will be picked to be part of your bridal party and your family may even insist on a special someone. When it comes down to the last situation, you may want to let it slide and make this person a bridesmaid. Avoid the drama and have said bridesmaid help with what you feel comfortable with.

How to Include Friends who are not Bridesmaids?

Not everybody will make the cut and you don’t want to hurt their feelings. Or piss them off. Leverage what your friends bring to the table to make them feel part of your celebration. Ask them for advice on wedding planning, host a special gathering before the wedding, honor them at the rehearsal dinner or enlist them to help you welcome guests.

Is your family pressuring you to select a particular bridesmaid? Read on and find out how to turn some people down with ease.

Is your family pressuring you to select a particular bridesmaid? Read on and find out how to turn some people down with ease.

Have a Backup Bridesmaid

Things happen. And you may have to fire a bridesmaid. So, add one more to your list as a backup. Don’t wait to the last minute to ask them, so be tactful but honest. Explain to your friend that you love her very much, but that you did not have more places in your original bridal squad. If you had already assigned this friend a different role that can be taken over by another person, even better. Offer to pay for her dress – and for her kindness and understanding. It will be a nice gesture on your part that will lessen the chances of offending her.

Love the freedom of having all of your friends in your wedding party, independently of gender.

Love the freedom of having all of your friends in your wedding party, independently of gender.

If a Friend Declines your Invitation to be your Bridesmaid

Respect their decision. Do not try to convince her. Don’t feel hurt. Your friend may have her reasons and if she wants to share, she’ll let you know. It’s better to know now and not after stress ruins your friendship.

Be Thankful

We are sure you will plan a very special proposal to ask her or him to be your bridesmaid or bridesman. Be as thoughtful when it comes the time to show them how much you appreciate their help. Be thankful. Mention their names on your wedding programs and plan on a nice thank you gift. You will save a many friendships this way.

Let the fun times begin! Planning is almost over so, enjoy the company of your bridesmaids and bridesmen in beautiful pink and blue silk dressing robes! Photo: theweddingscoop.

Let the fun times begin! Planning is almost over so, enjoy the company of your bridesmaids and bridesmen in beautiful pink and blue silk dressing robes! Photo: theweddingscoop.

 

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Don’t know what color to pick for your wedding theme? How about gray? Check out these gray wedding color combinations and fall in love with the elegance of a neutral theme.

Gray tableware matches any wedding theme.

Gray tableware matches any wedding theme.

Neutral wedding themes are making a come back. And gray is so versatile. It can create an elegant or a fun aesthetic depending on the color palette you choose.

From party decor to jaw-dropping gray wedding dresses, check out these lovely gray color combinations and ideas!

Elegant and Minimalistic Gray Wedding

Despite being a neutral tone, gray is a more colorful alternative to white, ivory or champagne also used in wedding decor. It works just as well in a vintage as in a modern or romantic aesthetic.

Go full gray or mix it up with other neutrals like white, taupe or silver or add pops of color to match your mood, theme or venue. Bridesmaids and groomsmen in gray will allow the bride’s dress and flowers to stand out.

Create a magic atmosphere covering those rustic barn beams with gray curtains and lights.

String lights and gray curtains for a magical barn wedding. Photo: Shelly Pence/BYW @shellbell130

String lights and gray curtains for a magical barn wedding. Photo: Shelly Pence/BYW @shellbell130



Or go vintage industrial with a tufted chair for a corner all your guests will want to enjoy.

Vintage industrial decor for an elegant gray wedding. Photo: Albert S/BYW @albert_s

Vintage industrial decor for an elegant gray wedding. Photo: Albert S/BYW @albert_s

Needless to say, a gray wedding gown is not only trendy but it will make you look absolutely stunning.

There are innumerable ways to show off gray in weddings — from invitations to centerpieces to favors. Check out these gray wedding photos for inspiration. They will definitely make you reconsider your choice of wedding colors!

Highlight your greenery centerpieces and light fixtures with elegant light gray linens. Photo: Evelina Friman/BYW @evelinafriman

Highlight your greenery centerpieces and light fixtures with elegant light gray linens. Photo: Evelina Friman/BYW @evelinafriman

Dare to Be Different — Go for a Gray Wedding Dress

More and more brides are jumping on the gray wedding dress bandwagon. Who can blame them. These stunning creations are on trend and they are fire.

Two piece silver and gray wedding dress with tulle skirt. Are you in love yet? By olgadelice.

Two piece silver and gray wedding dress with tulle skirt. Are you in love yet? By olgadelice.



Swoon-Worthy Gray and White Wedding Theme

A gray and white wedding theme denotes elegance and transmit a certain tranquil serenity to your wedding venue. Mix your favorite shades of gray to add depth to your reception decor. Get inspired by these neutral color ideas that are nothing but swoon-worthy and impress your guests with your good taste.

When it comes to table decor, gray can be used in the linens, napkins or as a soft and billowy table runner over the naked surface. Be still my heart!

Soft flowy and oh-so-romantic gray wedding runner for a glam boho reception.

Soft flowy and oh-so-romantic gray wedding runner for a glam boho reception.

White centerpieces and charcoal gray and silver linens for a deluxe look. Photo: kristinviningphotoblog.

White centerpieces and charcoal gray and silver linens for a deluxe look. Photo: kristinviningphotoblog.

More Gray Wedding Color Schemes

Gray is the perfect color to experiment with different toned palettes. It balances both light and dark colors without grabbing attention away from them. Let’s review a few color combos for gray weddings.

Gray and Silver Wedding Theme — or Any Metallic, Really

Who doesn’t like to add a bit of sparkle to their special day? Something’s gotta shine — besides the bride, of course. And metallics like gold, silver, pewter and copper are so on point. Needless to say, they look fab when combined with gray, no matter what shade you pick!

Create a lasting impression on your guests with these gray wedding color combinations.

Create a lasting impression on your guests with these gray wedding color combinations.

A wedding decoration in gray is beautifully complemented by metallic touches at the ceremony or reception.

Copper and rose gold calligraphy on gray wedding invites.

Copper and rose gold calligraphy on gray wedding invites. Via Etsy.

Pink or Blush and Gray or Yellow and Gray Weddings

Two classic color schemes, romantic. soft and elegant. Wedding decor in gray and yellow will help you achieve a bright, fresh and cheerful vibe while blush or pink veers towards a more lovey-dovey aesthetic. Either way, you can’t miss!

Blush and gray wedding a color combination that spells elegance at this intimate wedding. Photo: Taylor & Porter.

Blush and gray wedding a color combination that spells elegance at this intimate wedding. Photo: Taylor & Porter.

Simple and summery gray centerpiece with fresh lemons and ranunculus.

Simple and summery gray centerpiece with fresh lemons and ranunculus.

 

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Life happens and so do wedding day disasters. Our best advice is to go with the flow. These epic fails may make your day even more memorable!

Hilarious wedding fails!

Hilarious wedding fails!

Things do go wrong at weddings, breaking the serious mood with waves of laughter, giggles or awkward stares. There is no avoiding that. The weird cousin with bizarre dance moves, the drunk co-worker, the friend that elbowed everybody in an attempt to catch the bridal bouquet. We can’t leave out pets and their shenanigans or even the newlyweds themselves.

So, check out these wedding day disasters no bride can prepare for. Just pray that they don’t happen to you!

Photo Op Wedding Day Disasters

You don’t want your photos to look posed. Trying to capture that perfect moment may stretch your guests’ gymnastic abilities to their limits. Or avoid placing them on risky spots like piers, bridges or docks. Learn from the mistakes of others and avoid these wedding day disasters!



Sometimes trying to capture the perfect photo becomes a bit risky. Especially when it’s high tide. Thank goodness both bride and groom were able to dry off quickly.

A bit farther away may not always be such a good idea. ;) Epic wedding photo fails.

A bit farther away may not always be such a good idea. 😉

Sometimes accidents are inevitable. Wedding fails just happen.

Sometimes accidents are inevitable. Wedding fails just happen.

The jump photo is a classic. But unless you want to look like you are hovering, don’t wear a puffy skirt!

Nope! Her legs were not edited from the photo. Learn from these couples' wedding day disasters!

Nope! Her legs were not edited from the photo. Learn from these couples’ wedding day disasters!

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Epic Fails That Will Make You LOL

Most brides plan their big day to the very last detail. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned and photos have a unique way of immortalizing these blunders. We may find these images absolutely hilarious but we are pretty sure these couples found no reason to laugh. Or maybe they did. Let’s find out!



It’s cake cutting time! One of the most treacherous acts the new spouses will face at their reception and a source of the funniest wedding day disasters – for the guests, of course. Still a gnarly falling wedding cake catch!

i guess the attempt to catch the cake was not quite successful. There is nothing more entertaining than when someone s special day is hilariously ruined.

i guess the attempt to catch the cake was not quite successful. There is nothing more entertaining than when someone s special day is hilariously ruined.

Watch out for the bridal veil while she’s walking down the aisle. Unless you want to be clobbered by a bridezilla!

A fail that is more common than you think. Unless you want to be clobbered by a bridezilla, don't step on the bride's veil!

A fail that is more common than you think. Unless you want to be clobbered by a bridezilla, don’t step on the bride’s veil!

It appears that the guests at this wedding decided the groom was not only fun to play with, but needed his brains scrambled as well.

Time to show the groom how much his guests love him. Here are some of the best wedding fails ever.

Time to show the groom how much his guests love him. Here are some of the best wedding fails ever.

Read on these 10 Wedding Night Ideas (and Tips) to Make it Unforgettable!

Unavoidable Wedding Day Disasters

Drunk best man speeches are a wedding classic. But this is what happens when your best man had a bit too much to drink: “And i shall be the most beautiful bride”.

Hold on to your garters as this one is a doozy. Me, me, oh please let it be me!

Hold on to your garters as this one is a doozy. Me, me, oh please let it be me!

I guess the party went on a bit longer than planned. Wedding Photographer: John Zich of Illinois.

I guess the party went on a bit longer than planned. Wedding Photographer: John Zich of Illinois.

Wind happens. As these newlyweds were leaving the church, bride’s glorious veil floating gracefully in the soft breeze, a sudden draft gave it a lift off. Advice: Always check for drafty areas. This could happen to your hairdo too!

Definitely a wedding day disaster you may not be able to prepare for.

Definitely a wedding day disaster you may not be able to prepare for.

Avoid lots of flowy fabric if you are getting married in a windy location!

Avoid lots of flowy fabric if you are getting married in a windy location!

 

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Wedding night ideas to create a most memorable moment for two. Expectations versus reality. Shocking secrets revealed!

10 wedding night ideas to make magic together. Photo: Dani Vivanco Laguna Beach/BYW.

10 wedding night ideas to make magic together. Photo: Dani Vivanco Laguna Beach/BYW.

Everything you need to know to enjoy your wedding night is here. We share the real about one of the newlywed’s most anticipated moments. Plus 10 wedding night ideas to enjoy it to the fullest (you’ll never want this night to end) and make it totes unique!

There is a lot of talk about the wedding night. So many expectations. Couples hoping to re-enact a Valentino movie scene. Newlyweds thinking the magic will appear out of thin air. Unfortunately, things don’t happen like we imagine them to be. Let’s reveal the truth about the wedding night.

Wedding Night Shocking Secrets Unveiled!

The wedding night is finally here and guess what? More than likely, it won’t be what you expected at all. You probably have a list of “we gotta do” things planned. But once the nerves of the wedding day are gone, your energy will drop and you’ll both feel very tired. Needless to say, if you are planning on catching a flight to your honeymoon spot the very next morning, your body WILL demand at least a few hours of sleep!

Don’t be disappointed if after so much dancing, partying and a few drinks, you don’t have the energy for a marathon sex kind of night. Sleeping and resting could be an excellent plan. Maybe the wedding night will turn into an unforgettable morning!

Alternative wedding night ideas for original couples.

Alternative wedding night ideas for original couples.

Wedding night ideas abound. You can head out to your honeymoon destination right after the wedding. Bask in the glory of a whole stress free day and get ready to enjoy your wedding night in paradise! Now, let’s check a few more ah-mah-zing wedding night ideas!



10 Wedding Night Ideas To Create a Most Memorable Time

Even if you are exhausted, give these wedding night ideas a shot. Make this night unforgettable!

1. Many couples are too excited or too busy to even try the food at their reception. Have drinks and snacks ready when you arrive at the hotel! You will not be disappointed when you get to enjoy a good champagne, and a box of chocolates together in bed.

Indulge in sweet donuts to recharge your batteries. Photo: Heather Schwartz/BYW.

Indulge in sweet donuts to recharge your batteries. Photo: Heather Schwartz/BYW.

2. Have your bridesmaids get your hotel room ready. Flowers, dim lights, oil essences and candles make for a perfectly relaxing atmosphere. They will score points for adding a delicious meal topped with dessert for two. These wedding night ideas will so hit the spot.

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3. Sexy lingerie and underwear are a must even if you are not planning on having hot sex on your wedding night. It will make you feel more attractive. Besides… isn’t it better to cuddle up against soft silk jammies or a lace undie than a worn off garment?

Choose sexy lingerie for your wedding night.

Choose sexy lingerie for your wedding night.

4. Most couples have already been intimate before getting married and many live together. They could be a bit disillusioned with the wedding night. Don’t despair! Choose something you’ve never tried before – tender-sweet lovemaking under a starry sky, making a long-time fantasy come true – or withhold from being intimate for the whole week before the wedding. You want this night to be scintillating!

What are your plans for the wedding night? This loving couple already decided to make one of their fantasies come true. Photo: Tyler Nix/BYW.

What are your plans for the wedding night? This loving couple already decided to make one of their fantasies come true. Photo: Tyler Nix/BYW.

5. We love wedding night ideas that include water. It’s sensual, fun and quite relaxing! After a whole day filled with excitement, diving into a tub for two sounds divine. Warm water, salts. scented candles, music and two glasses of bubbly. Soap it up! 🙂



6. Set the mood with aromatic oils. Give each other a full body massage. The oils will awaken the senses while relaxing all of the right parts. Are you taking note of these wedding night ideas?

Even if you are exhausted, give these wedding night ideas a shot. Make this night unforgettable!

Even if you are exhausted, give these wedding night ideas a shot. Make this night unforgettable!

7. You may be spent. But it’s never too late for some cuddling. Play some background noise you have heard like a gazillion times and get lost in each other’s embrace.

If you are really tired, enjoy a little cuddling before falling asleep. Be ready for an amazing morning! Photo: Toa Heftiba/BYW.

If you are really tired, enjoy a little cuddling before falling asleep. Be ready for an amazing morning! Photo: Toa Heftiba/BYW.

8. Play with your food! (yes, you’ve been told not to do this but tonight is an exception) Watch 9 1/2 weeks with Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger if you haven’t already. You’ll find it on Amazon Prime (at least, as of right now) and on YouTube. It will definitely inspire you!

With so many people to greet, the bride and groom may never get to try their own wedding cake! A friend can put a couple of slices - or more- in a box. Photo: Whitney Wright/BYW.

With so many people to greet, the bride and groom may never get to try their own wedding cake! A friend can put a couple of slices – or more- in a box. Photo: Whitney Wright/BYW.

9. Turn your wedding night into make-out night! Keep your underwear on and wait until the first night of your honeymoon. Movies and popcorn allowed!

What nobody tells you about the wedding night. Photo: Anne Edgar.

What nobody tells you about the wedding night. Photo: Anne Edgar.

10. Take your time: You have your whole life ahead of you. So, get rid of any misconceptions surrounding your wedding night. All couples go through this! 🙂

Wedding night tips for brides and grooms. Photo: Aziz Acharki/BYW.

Wedding night tips for brides and grooms. Photo: Aziz Acharki/BYW.

Relax and savor every moment. Literally. Pick some of these wedding night ideas or come up with a few of your own. Don’t overdo it and have fun!

 

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